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Rammed Earth Eco-House - Hamilton, Waikato

Home Details

Land Area
2 acres m2
Building area
280 m2 m2
Year built
2000
Rooms
4 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
One of a kind rammed earth, environmentally friendly home in picturesque Rotokauri with expansive Lake Views.

Designed by Graeme North to provide all the architectural space and sophistication of a large, well-designed country home, with generous proportions and high ceilings, the rammed earth walls provide a cool environment during summer, warmth in winter with good sound insulation and the comfort of being surrounded by natural, locally-sourced materials and timber.

Large entrance foyer leads into separate informal and formal living with huge, stunning feature round window, joined by the kitchen featuring natural timbers, all leading to fabulous outdoor living. Formal Master Wing comprises king bedroom, double bedroom, ensuite, walk-in wardrobes. The second accommodation wing provides two bedrooms, bathroom and makes up an independent space perfect for children or guests. Internal access double garage with sizeable storage/workshop area.

This two acre property is secluded amongst mature native bush and landscaped gardens, basks in all day sun with magnificent views overlooking Lake Rotokauri and enjoys an abundance of trees and birdlife. The garden gently flows from the formality of the lawn to a choice of paths. The property enjoys the bountiful orchard consisting of peaches, nectarines, feijoas, tamarilloes, guavas, lemons, apples, pears, figs, macadamia, mulberries etc. or meander through a canopy of natives leading to the 'tranquillity hut'. The Mexican garden and organic vegetable garden leads you back to the house.

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